On the field: The morning after his first start of the year in California last week, Jamie Moyer woke up with a sore arm. But it was a good sore -- "typical spring training soreness," he said, meaning that he was getting stronger. His longest relief outing had been 3 1/3 innings, his start against the Angels lasted 3 2/3 innings, and last night, he completed seven innings.

In the dugout: The first lineup posted by Orioles manager Phil Regan yesterday did not include Brady Anderson, who strained his back before Sunday's game. But when Anderson arrived at Camden Yards, he told Regan he thought he could play, and he was re-inserted into the lineup, hitting leadoff. Anderson had a single in the third inning and a homer in the fourth. Manny Alexander started at second base and hit eighth and Curtis Goodwin batted ninth.

In the clubhouse: Regan said that there are a lot of factors to weigh in choosing between Bret Barberie and Manny Alexander at second base. Barberie turns the double play better, for example, and Alexander runs better. "If one were to get hot," he said after Alexander hit a single and a homer and stole a base, "we're going to play him a little bit."

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